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"DAZZLING… MAGICAL… AN EXTRAORDINARY WORK!" -New York Times

"BRILLIANT… RESONATES FROM PAST TO PRESENT." – San Francisco Chronicle

"A MAGNIFICENT HEROINE… A GLORIOUS BOOK!" – Baltimore Sun

"BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN… POWERFUL…

TONI MORRISON HAS BECOME ONE OF AMERICA `S FINEST NOVELISTS." -Cleveland Plain Dealer

"THERE IS SOMETHING GREAT IN BELOVED: A PLAY OF HUMAN VOICES, CONSCIOUSLY EXALTED, PERVERSELY STRESSED, YET HOLDING TRUE. IT GETS YOU." – The New Yorker

"A STUNNING BOOK… A LASTING ACHIEVEMENT!" -Christian Science Monitor

"Magical… rich, provocative, extremely satisfying!" – Milwaukee Journal

"Superb… a profound and shattering story that carries the weight of history… exquisitely told." -Cosmopolitan

"Compelling… Morrison shakes that brilliant kaleidoscope of hers again, and the story of pain, endurance, poetry, and power she is born to tell comes out right." -Village Voice

"In her most probing novel, Toni Morrison has demonstrated once again the stunning powers that place her in the first ranks of our living novelists." – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Shattering emotional power and impact!" -New York Daily News

"A book worth many rereadings." – Glamour

"Astonishing… a triumph!"-New Woman

"A work of genuine force… beautifully written." -Washington Post

"Written with a force rarely seen in contemporary fiction… One feels deep admiration." -USA Today

"Toni Morrison is not just an important contemporary novelist but a major figure of our national literature."-New York Review of Books

"Heart-wrenching… mesmerizing!" – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Powerful is too tame a word to describe Toni Morrison`s searing new novel." -Library Journal

"Shatteringly eloquent."-Booklist

"A rich, mythical novel… a triumph!"- St. Petersburg Times

"Powerful… voluptuous!" – New York Magazine

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Toni Morrison

A book by Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison ( Toni Morrison , real name - Chloe Anthony Wofford, Chloe Wofford ) Born February 18, 1931 in Lauren, Ohio; the second of four children in a working-class family. She studied at Harvard and Cornell Universities (1955 ...

1964). She taught at the University of Texas, returned to Howard University in 1957, where she met and married G.

Morrison, an architect from Jamaica; they had two sons. They divorced in 1964. In the fall of 1964 she was promoted to assistant editor at the branch of the publishing company "Random House" in Seracuse (NY), which produces educational literature. In 1967 she became a senior editor and moved to New York. She edited books by famous African-Americans (Mohammed Ali, Andrew Young, Angela Davis, etc.), while simultaneously sending the manuscript of her first novel, The Bluest Eye, to the publishers. Growing from a short story written for a writing workshop at Howard University, the novel shows the tragic impact of interracial prejudice...

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Toni Morrison ( Toni Morrison , real name - Chloe Anthony Wofford, Chloe Wofford ) Born February 18, 1931 in Lauren, Ohio; the second of four children in a working-class family. She studied at Harvard and Cornell Universities (1955 ... 1964). She taught at the University of Texas, returned to Howard University in 1957, where she met and married G. Morrison, an architect from Jamaica; they had two sons. They divorced in 1964. In the fall of 1964 she was promoted to assistant editor at the branch of the publishing company "Random House" in Seracuse (NY), which produces educational literature. In 1967 she became a senior editor and moved to New York. She edited books by famous African-Americans (Mohammed Ali, Andrew Young, Angela Davis, etc.), while simultaneously sending the manuscript of her first novel, The Bluest Eye, to the publishers. Growing from a short story written for a writing workshop at Howard University, the novel shows the tragic impact of interracial prejudice on a young black woman who dreams of blue eyes, the beauty ideal of white Americans. Published in 1970, the novel was warmly received by critics. Continuing to work at Random House, in 1971 ... 1972 Morrison taught as an assistant professor of English at the State University of New York. Then she began to write the novel "Sula" (Sula), published in 1972. The book tells about the relationship of two women, one of them eventually accepts strict moral standards of his closed black community, the other rejects them. The novel was included in the list of bestsellers selected by the "Book of the Month" Club, in 1973 was nominated for the National Book Award, excerpts from it were published by the magazine "Redbook". In 1976 ... 1977 Morrison was a visiting lecturer (under contract) at Yale University, working on the novel Song of Solomon (1977). The novel is based on a folklore plot of a spiritual journey. The main character, whose great-grandfather managed to get rid of slavery, leaves the house of a wealthy father and goes in search of the once hidden family treasures, which ultimately turns into the restoration of the family tree. The book won the National Literary Critics Circle Prize and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters awards. Folklore traditions formed the basis of the novel "Tar Baby" (1981). In 1983 Morrison left her job at the publishing house. In 1984 she became the Albert Schweitzer Professor of Chair at the State University of New York at Albany. Published in 1987, the novel "Darling" (Beloved) received in 1988 the Pulitzer Prize, and then the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. Returning to the topic of slavery, the writer shows its destructive effect on maternal feelings. The action takes place in Ohio after the end of the Civil War. The plot is based on the story of a black woman who chose to kill her daughter than to give her into slavery. The book was named the best work of Morrison and became her first bestseller. Her other writings include Jazz (1992), Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1992) based on lectures at Harvard University, her the seventh novel "Paradise" (Paradise, 1998) and children`s books "Big Box" (The Big Box, 2000) and "The Book of Mean People" (The Book of Mean People), which was published in 2001. In 1989 Morrison was invited to the Robert F. Goen Chair at Princeton University. Morrison has received many awards, including the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Literature (1996). Fellow of the American Academy and the Institute of Arts and Letters, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor T. Eliot wrote: “Toni Morrison not only created an extraordinary context for complex novels of amazing power, she reshaped American literary history of the 20th century” Morrison is actively involved in the feminist movement, speaking at black congresses. Her works have been translated into many languages, in particular Italian, French, Norwegian, Japanese, etc., and her work and biography have become the subject of several monographs.  Nobel Prize Winners in Literature .  Bibliography Novels • Love (English Love ) (2003; ISBN 0-375-40944-0) • Paradise (English Paradise ) ( 1999; ISBN 0-679-43374-0) • Jazz (English Jazz ) (1992; ISBN 1-4000-7621-8) • Beloved (English Beloved ) (1987; ISBN 1-4000-3341-1, Pulitzer Prize) - included in Time magazine`s list of the 100 best novels in English, published from 1923 to 2005 • Tar Baby < / em>) (1981; ISBN 1-4000-3344-6) • Song of Solomon (English Song of Solomon ) (1977; ISBN 1-4000-3342-X) • Sula (English. Sula ) (1973; ISBN 1-4000-3343-8) • The bluest eyes (English The Bluest Eye ) (1970; ISBN 0-452-28706-5 ) Children`s literature • Who`s Got Game ?: The Mirror or the Glass? (to be released in 2007) • Who & # 039; s Got Game ?: Poppy or the Snake ?, (2004) • Who & # 039; s Got Game ?: The Ant or the Grasshopper, (2003) • Who & # 039; s Got Game ?: The Lion or the Mouse ?, (2003) • The Book of Mean People, (2002) • The Big Box, (2002) Short stories * "Recitatif" (1983) [b ] Performances * Dreaming Emmett (performed 1986)